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AskSQLTeam
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Posted - 08/28/2008 :  10:10:09  Show Profile  Visit AskSQLTeam's Homepage  Reply with Quote

As we all know SQL Server 2005 Express is a very powerful free edition of SQL Server 2005. However it does not contain SQL Server Agent service. Because of this scheduling jobs is not possible. So if we want to do this we have to install a free or commercial 3rd party product. This usually isn't allowed due to the security policies of many hosting companies and thus presents a problem. Maybe we want to schedule daily backups, database reindexing, statistics updating, etc. This is why I wanted to have a solution based only on SQL Server 2005 Express and not dependent on the hosting company. And of course there is one based on our old friend the Service Broker.




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afrika
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Posted - 09/18/2008 :  14:02:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice article.

Wont this affect resources?

quote:

When the conversation timer is set it waits the number of seconds specified in the timeout

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Posted - 09/19/2008 :  04:15:02  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
no not really. you won't even know it's there

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Posted - 10/14/2008 :  21:18:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When will part 2 be out? This process look promising
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well part 2 is submitted but it's waiting for approval... so no idea when that will be. hopefully soon.

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Posted - 10/21/2008 :  07:03:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by spirit1

no not really. you won't even know it's there

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Glad you wrote this article.

I downloaded and tested the script. Must say its very ingenious, flexible, with excellent error handling, I noticed the queue is kept in the activity monitor.

One thing, I dont understand though.


I didnt see where you assigned the value of variable @ConversationHandle in the add_job SP

BEGIN DIALOG CONVERSATION @ConversationHandle
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spirit1
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Posted - 10/21/2008 :  07:09:13  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
from BOL:
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BEGIN DIALOG [ CONVERSATION ] @dialog_handle
...
@dialog_handle
Is a variable used to store the system-generated dialog handle for the new dialog that is returned by the BEGIN DIALOG CONVERSATION statement. The variable must be of type uniqueidentifier.



it's autogenerated if the passed in @dialog_handle is null.

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Edited by - spirit1 on 10/21/2008 07:10:04
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Posted - 10/21/2008 :  07:16:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool, tnx
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Tacola
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Posted - 12/16/2008 :  15:53:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the @IsRepeatable flag. Could I get alittle more explaination of this.

BTW, Thanks for this post, it is working great.

But, in addition to random timed events, I have an event that needs to fire every hour. Is there a way by setting the repeatable flag to accomplish this?

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Posted - 12/17/2008 :  04:49:34  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
take a look at the part 2:
http://www.sqlteam.com/article/scheduling-jobs-in-sql-server-express-2

you can extend it to run hourly with some work.

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In usp_RemoveScheduledJob, why isn't there any COMMIT statement? If I execute it, it says-

missing ROLLBACK or COMMIT Statement, previous count 0, now = 1... sort of message.
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take a look at the part 2:
http://www.sqlteam.com/article/scheduling-jobs-in-sql-server-express-2

the script there is extended and some bugs are fixed.

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Posted - 01/29/2009 :  20:18:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ohkay. Thanks.

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Posted - 04/17/2009 :  06:52:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't want to spoil anyones fun but isn't this all a tad overblown. Windows scheduled jobs can execute VB scripts which can run SQL stored procedures. Hey presto you can do backups and anything else that takes your fancy. Yes?

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quote:
Originally posted by ASKSQLTeam

Don't want to spoil anyones fun but isn't this all a tad overblown. Windows scheduled jobs can execute VB scripts which can run SQL stored procedures. Hey presto you can do backups and anything else that takes your fancy. Yes?

My word is my code.




quote:
Originally posted by iminore

However it does not contain SQL Server Agent service. Because of this scheduling jobs is not possible. So if we want to do this we have to install a free or commercial 3rd party product.





Edited by - afrika on 06/15/2009 17:51:00
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PeetKes
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Posted - 04/22/2010 :  04:24:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all,

Which credentials are used when the scheduler kick's in? I created a job which uses the bulk import statement and the account used for the scheduled jobs has to have sufficient rights.
When I start the job manually, it works correct. But when the scheduled job fires at midnight, I get an error "You do not have permission to use the bulk import statement"

How can I fix that?

Thanks in advance!
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Lorna70
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Posted - 05/25/2010 :  12:07:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi

Thanks for this - I think this is excellent for my purposes, however it worked the first time but didn't work the next day. I am just testing this on my laptop running Vista Home o/s before I implement it on the server. Are there settings or services I need to enable to get this to run every 24 hours? A list of things to check would be much appreciated.

Thanks
Lorna
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cooper2989
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Posted - 09/17/2010 :  05:25:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hi all,

I recently used this article to create an automatic backup routine for some of our customer who used SQL express 2005+ rather than full SQL. however i have come into a problem in that everytime the SQL express pc/sserver is restarted, the broker will not execute the task, despite the run time being in the future. any suggestions??? thanks in advance.
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AlexGreen
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Posted - 07/08/2011 :  08:57:58  Show Profile  Visit AlexGreen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I don't see a reason to write a script for scheduling backups in SQL Express while there are many third party tools available.

I recently started working with SQL Backup and FTP, the tool allows you to schedule backups jobs. It has a free edition lets you schedule backups up to 2 daily databases, which usually is good enough for small companies.
http://www.sqlbackupandftp.com/

Edited by - AlexGreen on 07/16/2011 09:45:01
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